When tragedy kills your faith what is left worth living -- and dying -- for?
The War Within series is Christian historical fiction based in Ancient Rome at the end of the second century AD, a time of persecution and civil war.
In The Gladiator tragedy tears young Antonius's family apart, leaving him doubting his faith and seeking vengeance. His family are Christians"Of Caesar's household" that the Apostle Paul spoke of in Philippians. When his father learns of an impending attack on his church he dispatches Antonius to warn the saints, including his mother and sister, but he arrives too late. Tragedy ensues and Antonius is arrested and forced into gladiator training.
Antonius faces a war within: if God is real how could this have happened? Should he fight in the arena, betraying his faith? Can he save his fellow Christian Sabina, a girl he is growing to love? And how will he get his revenge on the Emperor?
His quest for retribution will send him spiraling downward. It's a long march back.
A War Within: The Gladiator has now been published by Word Aflame Press!
Buy it at https://pentecostalpublishing.com/product/war-within.
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